Tuesday, January 29, 2013
The tower will provide better Internet use for area residents.
Tuesday, January 29
To support growing demand for advanced mobile devices and applications, AT&T announced the activation of a new mobile Internet cell site in Northville Township near Five Mile and Beck roads on Tuesday. The cell site will enhance coverage for area residents and businesses. With mobile Internet speeds, AT&T customers can surf the Web, download files faster, and enjoy the latest interactive mobile applications. “AT&T’s innovation and investment in Wayne County means bringing the next generation of technology to local families and job providers,” said state Rep. Kurt Heise (R-Plymouth). “This is the kind of investment that not only helps keep our families connected, but also gives job providers the tools they need to compete in the global …
Monday, December 3, 2012
Call me maybe? An AT&T cellular outage left many customers in the lurch Monday morning.
Updated at 10:40 a.m. Wireless phone service was unavailable for AT&T customers Monday morning in southeast Michigan, but returned for some around 10:30 a.m. [Leave a comment if you've been affected!] "We are currently investigating the source of the outage and will have more information later today regarding the number of customers affected," AT&T senior public relations manager Jermaine Spight said. "The outage is affecting the ability to place and received calls on customers' mobile devices, however, they are able to text and access data services such as mobile Internet," Spight said.
Monday, October 8, 2012
We asked readers to tell us why they won't text and drive, and here's what they said.
Patch.com in Michigan partnered with AT&T to raise awareness about distracted driving. As part of our series, we are rewarding readers who commit to not text and drive with a contest. Here are the winners, and why they won't text and drive: Denise Roberts of Milford: I will never text and drive. My son and I watch too many drivers distracted by their phones. Talking and texting in school zones also should be illegal. I see too many parents picking up their children from school that are distracted with cell phone use. This puts our children and others at risk just walking to school. Deborah Lines of Troy: I pledge to never text and drive because I value my life and those of my children and their friends who often ride in my car. By setting …
Friday, September 28, 2012
Tell us why you won't text and drive and you could win some cool prizes, including smart phone with accessories that promote safe use! Patch has partnered with AT&T to raise awareness about distracted driving.
You've no doubt glanced over at a driver next to you and see him texting. AT&T's "It Can Wait" campaign discourages the dangerous behavior. Distracted driving contributed to 5,474 traffic deaths in 2009 nationwide, and 3,986 accidents in Michigan last year. "Our goal is to save lives," AT&T Chairman & CEO Randall Stephenson said in a release. Patch.com in Michigan is partnering with AT&T to raise awareness about distracted driving. We are launching a series of stories and, in partnership with AT&T, are also rewarding readers who commit to not text and drive. We want to know what stops you from texting and driving. In the comments below, finish this sentence, "I won't text and drive because ..." Maybe it's for family, a friend, a pet, or …
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Shavonne Jones of AT&T hopes the DriveMode app will save lives by keeping drivers' focus on the road.
It happens to many every day. The beckon of a digitized "ding" alerting cell users that a text message has come in while you're behind the wheel. One woman, an AT&T Detroit employee, has come up with a solution to combat the problematic temptation of texting while driving. "It's kind of like an out-of-office alert," Jones said of the free DriveMode app. "You can program your message: 'I’m driving right now. I can text you back later.'" Shavonne Jones' DriveMode app allows users who download it to program a message that it automatically sends to callers and texters. It correlates with the mission of AT&T's “It Can Wait” campaign, which urges drivers to wait until they're no longer behind the wheel to send text messages. Although texting and…
Monday, September 24, 2012
If one simple thing could save a life, would you do it? How about not texting while behind the wheel? Patch editors in Michigan are joining with AT&T in pledging that 'It Can Wait.' Here's why.
Patch.com editors in Michigan are asking our communities to join us and take a pledge not to text while driving. To support this effort, we’re teaming up with AT&T to offer some cool prizes for those who tell us why they won’t text and drive. AT&T's recent "No Text is Worth Dying For" advertisements tell the stories about the last text sent by people who have died in crashes. Over the next couple weeks, we’re also going to share stories about why this issue is so critical in Michigan and in our communities, what our young people are learning about texting and driving at school, what local laws say, and how you can stay focused behind the wheel. Jim Santilli, executive director of the nonprofit Traffic Improvement Association of Michigan, …